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Faculty

Susan J. Klein, Ph.D., came to Manchester in the fall of 1998. She has an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College with a minor in Ancient Greek Civilization. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin where she studied the rates of organic reactions. Her primary responsibility at Manchester is teaching Organic Chemistry. Additionally, she teaches Intro to Organic and Chemical Science. Dr. Klein is offering a January session course addresses science history while traveling in Great Britain. She also currently holds the position of Chair of the Biology-Chemistry Council, Chair of the Chemistry Department, and advisor to the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates.

Mark A. Bryant, Ph.D., came to Manchester in 1999 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he was an assistant professor. He received his B.S. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He did postdoctoral research at the University of New Mexico where he was a research assistant and a teaching assistant while working on his Ph.D. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; the American Chemical Society, Analytical and Chemical Education Divisions; and Alpha Chi Sigma. He has composed many articles for publication and presentation at conferences and is an experienced grant writer. Dr. Bryant and his spouse, Dr. Terrie Salupo-Bryant, are sharing one position in the chemistry department.

 

Terrie A. Salupo-Bryant, Ph.D., came to Manchester in 1999, having earlier been an assistant professor at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was previously a Dreyfus Teaching /Research Fellow. She received her B.S. from the University of Dayton and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She has been an instructor in chemistry, as well as a teaching and a research associate. She has published articles and made presentations at numerous conferences. Her awards include the Ohio State University Presidential Leadership Citation; the Hoechst-Roussel Award for Outstanding Teaching; the American Chemical Society (ACS) Phoenix Award, "Best Activity with Elementary Schools; and the ACS Chattanooga Local Section Service Award. Dr. Salupo-Bryant and her spouse, Dr. Mark Bryant, are sharing this assistant professor position.

 

Jeffrey P. Osborne, Ph.D., has been at Manchester since 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from Goshen College and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His graduate work involved structure and function of integral membrane proteins. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, studying biodegradation of pollutants. At Manchester, his primary teaching responsibility is Biochemistry and his research projects involve enzymes that degrade environmental pollutants. He also directs the Medical Practicum trip to Nicaragua over January Session. Visit Dr. Osborne's web page >

Kathryn L. Davis, Ph.D. is the newest member of the chemistry department having arrived in the fall of 2010. She obtained bachelor degrees in both Chemistry and German at Hope College, then completed a doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas are physical chemistry and analytical chemistry, with her primary teaching responsibilities in physical chemistry and fundamentals of chemistry. In addition to establishing herself in the department this year, she is a member of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra.


Retired faculty
James T. Streator, Ph.D., taught at Manchester for 32 years and retired in 2000. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and has a PhD from Purdue. He taught high school chemistry for 5 years in Madison, WI. He was responsible primarily for Analytical and Physical chemistry courses. His general interests are in the areas of analytical chemistry and in computer applications. For many years, he taught a forensic science course during our January term. Students were introduced to tools of forensic science and visit forensic labs. Soon after his retirement, he served as a liason and shepherd for the construction of the new science building.

Edward G. Miller, Ph.D., taught chemistry at Manchester for 38 years and retired in 1998. His undergraduate degree was from Manchester University and he has a PhD from Cornell University. During sabbatical leaves, he was a visiting professor at Stillman University in the Philippines and was director of the Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) program in Sapporo, Japan. In 1981, Dr. Miller, along with his wife Martha, took a group of students and medical personnel to Guatemala during our January term. This developed into a very successful course called the Medical Practicum.

 

Wilson B. Lutz, Ph.D., taught at Manchester from 1962 to 1992. He is now retired but serves as a consultant to the department. His undergraduate degree was from Manchester University and his PhD from Ohio State University. Prior to teaching at Manchester, Dr. Lutz was a senior scientist at Warner-Lambert Research Institute. His interest in biochemistry carried over into his teaching and research at Manchester. He organized and taught a biochemistry course and supervised many biochemistry projects for chemistry majors. Wilson also was interested in physical geology and taught a course in this subject for many years. Since his retirement, he and his wife Mary have led tours for the Manchester Alumni Association.

 




 
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